Address: 8703 Meadowcroft Drive Houston, TX 77063

Phone: (713) 840-7956

Fax: (713) 840-7957

Business Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9am – 3:00pm
Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Jennifer Yen, MD

WORK

Private Practitioner, Benjamin’s Behavioral Health Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

LICENSING

Texas Medical Board – License #N0572, Expires 5/31/2020
General Psychiatry ABPN Board Certification – 2011
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ABPN Board Certification – 2013

CERTIFICATIONS

2013 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Board Examination, Part II – Passed, First Attempt

2012 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Board Examination, Part I – Passed, First Attempt

2011 General Psychiatry Board Examination, Part II – Passed, First Attempt

2010 General Psychiatry Board Examination, Part I – Passed, First Attempt

2008 Texas Jurisprudence Examination – Passed, First Attempt

2002 – 2006 University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at
Houston. Degree: Medical Doctor
USMLE Step 1 – Passed, First Attempt, Summer 2004
USMLE Step 2 – Passed, First Attempt, Fall 2005
USMLE Step 3 – Passed, First Attempt, Summer 2007

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Jul 2009 – Jun 2011 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine

Jul 2006 – Jun 2009 General Psychiatry Residency
McGovern Medical School (formerly University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School)

GRADUATE EDUCATION

Jul 2002 – Jun 2006 Medical Doctorate
McGovern Medical School (formerly University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston Medical School)

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

1998 – 2002 University of Houston
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Magna Cum Laude

HONORS AND AWARDS

2010 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Program Award

2010 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Productivity Award,
Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine

2008 Mendell Fellowship for Family Therapy, Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston

2008 Junior Research AACAP Program Committee Scholarship
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP Annual Meeting in Chicago, October 28-November 2

2002 Dean’s List, University of Houston

2000 – 2002 Golden Key Honors Society Member

1998 – 2002 Stanley Tools Company Scholarship Recipient
University of Houston Alumni Scholarship Recipient
University of Houston Honors College Scholarship Recipient

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

LEADERSHIP

2018 – current Member, Media Committee
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

2017 – current Editor, Clinical Psychiatric News

2015 – current Editor, CKW Luxe Magazine

2011 – 2018 Member, Consumer Issues Committee
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PUBLICATIONS

2018 Peeples, MD, D., Yen, MD, J, Weigle, MD, P. “Geeks, Fandoms,
and Social Engagement.” Youth Internet Habits and Mental
Health. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North
America. 2018.

2017 Peeples, MD, D. and Yen, MD, J. “Geek Minded Psychiatry:
Cosplay and Fanfiction.” AACAP News. Spring 2017.

2015 Yen, MD, J. “Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of
Autism.” Journal of the American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. January 2015. Vol 54:1. 74-75.

2011 Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”
AACAP News. Sept/Oct. 2011.

2011 Yen, MD, J., Grover, MD, M., Mao, MD, A. “Antipsychotics and
Autism: Weight, Metabolism, and Safety.” Child and Adolescent
Psychopharmacology News. May 2011.

2011 Yen, MD, J., King, MD, C. “Psycho-education and Technology:
Online Resources for Providers and Families.” AACAP News.
May/June 2011. Vol 42, Issue 3.

2011 Yen, MD, J. Mao, MD., A. “Laws That Effect Families Raising a
Child with Autism.” CABL Newsletter. January 2011.

2010 Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. “DSM-V: A Look at Proposed Changes
in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.” Child and Adolescent
Psychopharmacology News. October 2010.

2010 Bernier, PhD., R., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. “Psychopathology,
Families, and Culture: Autism.” Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinics of North America. October 2010. Vol 19, Number 4.

2010 Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A. “Review of Laws To
Help Parents Raising a Child With Autism.” AACAP News.
March/April 2010. Vol 41, Issue 2.

2009 Wassef, MD, A., Ly, MD, P., Nguyen, MD, T., Yen, MD, J.
“Safety and Efficacy of Higher Starting Dosages of Valproic Acid.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.” University of
Houston Medical School at Houston. Under submission.

PRESENTATIONS

2019 (submitted) Yen, MD, J., Turban, MD, J., Fassler, MD, D., Asamoah, MD, T.,
Hartselle, MD, S. “The Pen and the Psychiatrist: Outreach and
Education Through The Written Word.” Member Services Forum.
AACAP 66th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2019. Co-
Chair.

2019 (submitted) Ganser, MD, M., Shimoyama, MD, S., Yen, MD, J. “Psychosis,
PTSD, and Psychotherapy: Portrayals of Child and Adolescent
Mental Health in the Media.” Special Interest Group. AACAP 66th
Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2019. Presenter.

2019 (submitted) Yen, MD, J. “The Imaginative Psychiatrist: Creative Writing for
Health and Wellness.” Wellness Program. AACAP 66th Annual
Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2019. Chair.

2019 (submitted) Li, MD, A., Yoon, MD, Y., Chen, MD, PhD, J., Chen, MD, J.,
Yen, MD, J. The Pen is Mighty: Asian American Youth
Representation in Literature.” Crazy Rich Media: How growing
representation of Asian Americans in media can help inform
clinicians’ understanding of culture, identity, and mental health.
Clinical Perspectives. AACAP 66th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL,
October 2019. Presenter.

2019 (submitted) Aly, MD, T., Peeples, MD, D., Yen, MD, J. “A Crash Course in
Recent Popular Culture.” Special Interest Group. AACAP 66th
Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2019. Presenter.

2018 Weigle, MD, P., Yen, MD, J., Asamoah, MD, T., Mitrani, MD,
PhD, P., Mari, MD, S. “Online and in Treatment: Logging on to the Positive Use of Technology in Psychiatric Practice.” Clinical Perspectives. AACAP 65th Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, October 2018. Discussant.

2017 Yen, MD, J., Peeples, MD, D., Pfeifer, MD, J., Kohler, MD, M.,
Mu, MD, K. “Geek-Minded Psychiatry: Clinical and Therapeutic
Applications.” Special Interest Group. AACAP 64rd Annual
Meeting. Washington, DC, October 2017. Chair.

2016 Yen, MD, J., Peeples, MD, D., Scarlet, PhD, J., Mu, MD, K.,
Dantzler, J.. “X-Men: First Class – Introduction to Geek Culture
and Therapeutic Interventions.” Media Theatre. AACAP 63rd
Annual Meeting. New York City, October 2016. Chair.

2016 Yen, MD, J., Peeples, MD, D., Scarlet, PhD, J., Dantzler, J. “Geek
Therapy: Introduction to Geek Culture Based Interventions.” Workshop. AACAP 63rd Annual Meeting. New York City, October 2016. Chair.

2016 Yen, MD, J., Peeples, MD, D., Amin, MD, S., Lee, MD, S. “Geek-
Minded Psychiatry: The Culture, The People, and Clinical
Applications.” Special Interest Group. AACAP 63rd Annual Meeting. New York City, October 2016. Chair.

2015 Yen, MD, J., O’Brien, MD, J., Amin, MD, S. “Divergent:
Individuation, Peer Pressure, and Societal Expectations.” Media Theatre. AACAP 62nd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, October 2015. Chair.

2015 Yen, MD., J., Mao, MD, A., Sood, MD, B, Ochoa-Perez, MD, M.,
Amin, MD, S. Career Pathways for Women in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. Special Interest Group. AACAP 62th
Annual Meeting. San Antonio, October 2015. Presenter.

2015 Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J., Brams, MD, M., Courschesne, MD,
E., Sutcliffe, MD, J., Hamarman, MD, S., Chilton,
MD, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Considerations,
Genetic Research, and Treatment Review. Courses Master
Courses. 167th APA Annual Meeting. New York, May 2015. Co-
Chair.

2014 Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A., Dresnick, MD, S. “Hugo: Secrets,
Broken Lives, and the Power of Objects.” Media Theatre. AACAP
61st Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 2014. Co-Chair and
Presenter.

2014 Yen, MD., J., Mao, MD, A., Sood, MD, B, Ochoa-Perez, MD, M.,
Amin, MD, S. Career Pathways for Women in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. Special Interest Group. AACAP 61th
Annual Meeting. San Diego, October 2014. Co-Chair and
Presenter.

2014 Grover, MD, M., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD., J, Lomax, MD, J.
“Black Swan: Perfectionism, Self-Mutilation, and Madness.”
Media Theater Presentation. APA 166th Annual Meeting. New
York, May 2013. Presenter.

2014 Stigler, MD, K., Mao, MD, A., Brams, MD, M., Courschesne, MD,
E., Sutcliffe, MD, J., Hamarman, MD, S., Yen, MD, J., Chilton,
MD, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Classification,
Neurobiology, Biopsychosocial Interventions, and Pharmacologic
Management. Courses Master Courses. 166th APA Annual
Meeting. New York, May 2014. Presenter.

2013 Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A., Amin, MD, S., Zoch, MD, J.
“Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Female Friendships and Adolescent Advancement.” Media Theatre Presentation. AACAP 60th Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 2013. Co-Chair and Presenter.

2013 Yen, MD., J., Mao, MD, A., Sood, MD, B, Ochoa-Perez, MD, M.,
Amin, MD, S. Career Pathways for Women in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. Special Interest Group. AACAP 60th
Annual Meeting. Orlando, October 2013. Co-Chair and
Presenter.

2013 Matto, MD, M., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. Autism and Learning
Interventions: From Early Days to the Next Frontier. Workshop.
166th APA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, May 2013. Presenter.

2013 Stigler, MD, K., Mao, MD, A., Brams, MD, M., Courschesne, MD,
E., Sutcliffe, MD, J., Hamarman, MD, S., Yen, MD, J., Chilton,
MD, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Classification,
Neurobiology, Biopsychosocial Interventions, and Pharmacologic
Management. Courses Master Courses. 166th APA Annual
Meeting. San Francisco, May 2012. Presenter.

2012 Grover, MD, M., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD., J. “Black Swan:
Perfectionism, Self-Mutilation, and Madness.” Media Theater
Presentation. AACAP 59th Annual Meeting. San Francisco.
October 2012. Presenter.

2012 Yen, MD., J., Mao, MD, A., Sood, MD, B, Ochoa-Perez, MD, M.,
Amin, MD, S. Career Pathways for Women in Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry. Special Interest Group. AACAP 59th
Annual Meeting. San Francisco. October 2012. Co-Chair and
Presenter.

2012 Yen, MD., J. “Psychiatric Presentations in Asian Americans.”
Asian American Family Services Morning Tea Seminar Series.
Guest Speaker.

2012 Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD., J. ABC’s of ABA. Workshop Course.
165th APA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, May 2012. Presenter.

2012 Stigler, MD, K., Mao, MD, A., Brams, MD, M., Courschesne, MD,
E., Sutcliffe, MD, J., Hamarman, MD, S., Yen, MD, J., Chilton,
MD, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Classification,
Neurobiology, Biopsychosocial Interventions, and Pharmacologic
Management. Courses Master Courses. 165th APA Annual
Meeting. Philadelphia, May 2012. Presenter.

2011 Yen, MD., J., Mao, MD., A. Clinical Pearls: Review of Laws To
Help Parents Raising a Child With Autism. Grand Rounds. Baylor College of Medicine. June 2011.

2011 Grover, MD, M., Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A. Monitoring, Diagnosis and Treatment of Metabolic Side Effects of Antipsychotics In Children. New Research Poster. AACAP 58th Annual Meeting. Toronto, October 2011. Author.

2011 Kwok, MD, S., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. Phoebe in Wonderland: A Look Into the World of Tourette’s Syndrome. Media Theatre Presentation. AACAP 58th Annual Meeting. Toronto, October 2011. Co-Presenter.

2011 Stigler, MD, K., Mao, MD, A., Brams, MD, M., Courschesne, MD, E., Sutcliffe, MD, J., Hamarman, MD, S., Yen, MD, J., Chilton, MD, J. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Classification, Neurobiology, Biopsychosocial Interventions, and Pharmacologic Management. Courses Master Courses. 164th APA Annual Meeting. Honolulu, May 2011. Presenter.

2011 Yen, MD., J. “Ripples in the Water: Intergenerational
Transmission of Trauma in Asian Americans.” Asian American
Family Services Morning Tea Seminar Series. Guest Speaker.

2011 Yen, MD, J. “Treatment of Victims of Human Trafficking.”
Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery, Not Just “Born Into Brothels.” Asian American Family Services and Texas Regional Psychiatry and Psychology Minority Mentorship Network Spring Retreat. March 2011. Plenary Session Speaker.

2011 Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A., and Mian, MD, A. “The Joy Luck
Club: Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Asian American Families.” Beyond the Melting Pot: Promoting Community Resilience in the Face of Trauma. Asian American Family Services and Texas Regional Psychiatry and Psychology Minority Mentorship Network Spring Retreat. March 2011. Guest Lecturer.

2010 Yen, MD, J., Mao, MD, A., O’Brien, MD, J. Adam: A Hollywood Portrayal of Asperger’s Disorder. Media Theatre Presentation. AACAP 57th Annual Meeting. New York City, October 2010. Chair.

2010 Mao, MD, A, Yen, MD, J, Akingbala, MD, F, Kober, MD, D, Bhatia, MD, S. Transitioning Adolescents With Autism Into Adulthood. Workshop. AACAP 57th Annual Meeting. New York City, October 2010. Co-Chair.

2010 Yen, MD, J. “Pharmacotherapy in ADHD.” Baylor Emergency Medicine Lecture Series. September 2010. Guest Lecturer.

2010 Yen, MD, J. “Adolescent Suicide.” Baylor Pediatrics Lecture
Series. March 2010. Guest Lecturer.

2010 Yen, MD, J. “Asian Americans and Mental Health: Psychiatric
Illness in the Elderly.” Houston Taiwan Institute for Senior Citizens. Houston, March 2010. Guest Lecturer.

2009 Lomax, MD, J., Mao, MD, A., Yen, MD, J. “The Joy Luck Club: Roles, Expectations, and Psychiatric Considerations for Asian American Female Patients.” The Institute on Religion and Spirituality. Houston, October 2009. Guest Co-Speaker.

2009 Matorin, MD, A, Sexson, MD, S, Hales, MD, D. Ruiz, MD, P, Yen, MD, J. Promoting Scholarship and Leadership During Residency Training. Issue Workshop. APA 162nd Annual Meeting. San Francisco, May 2009. Participant.

2008 Yen, MD, J, Mao, MD, A., Perlmutter, MD, I., Mian, MD, A., O’Brien, MD, J. The Joy Luck Club: An Examination of Unique Issues Faced by Asian American Mothers and Daughters. Media Theatre Presentation. AACAP 55th Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 2008. Chair.

2008 Yen, MD, J. The Joy Luck Club: Roles, Expectations, and Psychiatric Considerations for Asian American Female Patients. Media Theatre Evening. 2008 Annual Meeting of Association of Academic Psychiatry, Sante Fe, NM, September 2008. Chair.

2007 Yen, MD, J., Wassef, MD, A. Management of Medical Complications in a Psychiatric Patient. Grand Rounds, The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston

2006 Gunawardana, MD, A., Mao, MD, A. R., Ly, MD, P., Yen, MD, J. Bend It Like Beckham: A Stimulation for Discussion of Acculturation Issues Faced by Immigrants. Media Theatre Presentation. AACAP 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, October 2006. Co-Presenter.

2006 Yen, J., Saunders, MD, A. Asian Americans: The “Model” Minority and Mental Health. UT Houston Child Psychiatry Journal Club. The University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston

RESEARCH

2008 Wassef, MD, A., Ly, MD, P., Nguyen, MD, T., Yen, MD, J.
Safety and Efficacy of Higher Starting Dosages of Valproic Acid.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. University of
Texas Medical School at Houston.

2006 Yen, J, Saunders, MD, A. Asian Americans: The “Model” Minority and Mental Health. Research project. Mentored by Dr. Saunders, Child Psychiatry. Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School at Houston.

2002 Research Assistant at Baylor Medical School, Human Genome Project; Recombinant bacterial DNA sequencing for HGP

2000 Effects of Depression on Cognition in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Research Assistant for University of Houston Psychology Department.

1999 PCR Sequencing of Multi-factorial Immunological Disorders. Research Assistant for Dr. Wakeland, Department of Immunology at UT Southwestern.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017 – Current Private Practitioner
Benjamin’s Behavioral Health Services
9401 Richmond Ave, Ste 210
Houston, Texas 77042

2011 – Current Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine

2015 – 2017 Private Practitioner
Serenity Behavioral Health, PLLC
6699 Chimney Rock, Suite 201
Houston, TX 77081

2015 – 2016 Staff Psychiatrist. HOPE Clinic
7001 Corporate Dr, Houston, TX 77036

2014 – 2015 Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
1940 East Road, Houston, TX 77054

2011 – 2015 Private Practitioner. Memorial Park Psychiatry. 550 Westcott,
Suite 520, Houston, TX 77007

2010 – 2014 Staff Psychiatrist. Asian American Family Services. 9440
Bellaire Blvd, Suite 228, Houston, TX 77036

2012 – 2013 Contract Psychiatrist. Depelchin Children’s Center (Memorial
location)/Depelchin Psychiatric Services. 4950 Memorial Drive,
Houston, TX 77007

2008 – 2011 Moonlighter. West Oaks Hospital. 6500 Hornwood, Houston, TX
77074.

2010 – 2011 Moonlighter. St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. 6720 Bertner,
Houston, TX 77030

2002 Research Assistant. Recombinant bacterial DNA sequencing for
Human Genome Project. Baylor College of Medicine.

2001 Medical Scribe. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Emergency Center.

2001 Tutor. Student Learning Center, University of Houston, Main Campus.

2000 Research Assistant. Effects of Depression on Cognition in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Department of Psychology, University of Houston, Main Campus.

1999 Research Assistant. Sequencing of Multi-factorial Immunological Disorders. Dr. Wakeland, Department of Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

EXTRACURRICULAR/VOLUNTEER

2010 – 2014 Clinical Psychiatrist
Asian American Family Services
Houston, Texas

2004 Kitchen Volunteer
Star of Hope Shelter, Houston, Texas

2002 – 2006 Asian American Community Health Fair
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association

PERSONAL DATA

Fluency English, conversational Mandarin Chinese

Hobbies Writing fiction, jigsaw puzzles, singing, dancing

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